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Zrinko Ogresta

Zrinko Ogresta

Zrinko Ogresta (b. 1958, Virovitica, Croatia), screenwriter and director, graduated in 1982 from the Department of Film and Television Direction at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. He was already earning kudos with his short films, which received a number of awards. He debuted with his feature film Fragments (Krhotine, 1991), nominated for a European Film Award. He is a frequent festival guest and is no stranger to Karlovy Vary, either, which presented Washed Out (Isprani, 1995), Here (Tu, 2003, Special Jury Prize at KVIFF 2004), and, most recently, the psychological drama Behind the Glass (Iza stakla, 2008). His films are known for their strong visual style and well-articulated mise-en-scènes which gradually uncover the anxieties and traumas of characters hiding behind the façade of their contented middle-class existence. He currently teaches film direction at his alma mater and he is a member of the European Film Academy.

Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016

Selected filmography

see also: Directors, Scriptwriters

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